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Traffic on US-41 rerouted after turkey in road causes crash

Humbolt Township, MI - Traffic on US-41 in Humboldt Township was rerouted for about 2-and-a-half hours yesterday, after a truck and travel trailer crashed. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office responded just before 1 p-m to a half-mile west of the M-95 junction. A 57-year-old Knoxville, Tennessee man was eastbound in a pickup pulling a 24-foot travel trailer when a large turkey flew into his path. The man said he hit the brakes to avoid the bird, but the brakes locked up, causing the truck and trailer to fishtail uncontrollably. The trailer flipped onto its side and the living quarters separated from the frame. It blocked both lanes of the highway, causing a major traffic backup. Traffic was rerouted onto side roads during the cleanup process. No injuries were reported.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.